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England must keep seeing Tests through when on top, says Joe Root

Captain backs Dom Sibley before Friday’s second Sri Lanka TestRoot notes Australia’s ‘fortress broken’ by India’s Gabba victoryThe England team hotel in Galle was seemingly abuzz after Australia’s defeat in Brisbane this week. But this schadenfreude wa…

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England must keep seeing Tests through when on top, says Joe Root

Captain backs Dom Sibley before Friday’s second Sri Lanka TestRoot notes Australia’s ‘fortress broken’ by India’s Gabba victoryThe England team hotel in Galle was seemingly abuzz after Australia’s defeat in Brisbane this week. But this schadenfreude wa…

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‘We can beat them’: Silverwood talks up England’s Ashes bid after Australia wilt

Head coach fired up after Australia’s series defeat by IndiaSilerwood hails Root’s captaincy after win over Sri LankaChris Silverwood has hailed Joe Root’s ever-improving captaincy as England take aim at a fifth successive away Test victory, and admits…

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First-Test victory a personal and team triumph for Root’s depleted England

The captain bore the fruits of having some time off and should be proud of how he and his undercooked and under-strength team started the year even if tougher tests lie aheadAfter the presentation and the press conferences were out of the way, and the …

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Joe Root wants more from ‘not perfect’ England after win in first Test

Captain’s praise for debutant Lawrence and returning BairstowEngland set to rotate bowlers for Friday’s second TestFinal first Test scorecardJoe Root challenged his England players to strive for the next level of performance come Friday’s second Test a…

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Joe Root wants more from ‘not perfect’ England after win in first Test

Captain’s praise for debutant Lawrence and returning BairstowEngland set to rotate bowlers for Friday’s second TestFinal first Test scorecardJoe Root challenged his England players to strive for the next level of performance come Friday’s second Test a…

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Joe Root wants more from ‘not perfect’ England after win in first Test

Captain’s praise for debutant Lawrence and returning BairstowEngland set to rotate bowlers for Friday’s second TestFinal first Test scorecardJoe Root challenged his England players to strive for the next level of performance come Friday’s second Test a…

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Joe Root wants more from ‘not perfect’ England after win in first Test

Captain’s praise for debutant Lawrence and returning BairstowEngland set to rotate bowlers for Friday’s second TestFinal first Test scorecardJoe Root challenged his England players to strive for the next level of performance come Friday’s second Test a…

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England wrap up seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in first Test

Day five: Sri Lanka 135 and 359 all out; England 421 and 76-3Tourists seal victory with minimum of fuss at GalleEngland needed little more than half an hour to wrap up a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on the fifth morning in Galle, as Jonny Bairst…

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England wrap up seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in first Test

Day five: Sri Lanka 135 and 359 all out; England 421 and 76-3Tourists seal victory with minimum of fuss at GalleEngland needed little more than half an hour to wrap up a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on the fifth morning in Galle, as Jonny Bairst…

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Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day five – live!

Over-by-over updates from the final day’s action in GalleJonathan Liew: Bess impresses after a whirlwind journeyEmail Daniel with any thoughts | Tweet @DanielHarris 4.11am GMT Ours is not the only brilliant cricket match going on… Related: Australia …

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Dom Bess storms to centre stage after a whirlwind journey to the top | Jonathan Liew

The unorthodox spinner may always attract criticism but against Sri Lanka he has shown the value of his turbulent styleDom Bess is at school. He’s reading out loud in class. He’s never been the most gifted of students, but he tries hard and desperately…

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England’s Jack Leach says he is spurred on by his year in Test wilderness

Spinner staying calm after five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka‘The past 12 months puts things into perspective’Jack Leach is using his challenging year-long absence from Test cricket as additional motivation this winter and says there is still room to improv…

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England require 36 to beat Sri Lanka after Jack Leach shines with five wickets

Day four: Sri Lanka 135 and 359 all out; England 421 and 38-3Jack Leach mops up tail as England close on win in first TestThe final hour of the fourth day in Galle threw up the type of drama that makes Test cricket such a bewitching sport; one of those…

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Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day four – live updates from Galle!

Sri Lanka (135 and 156-2) trail England (421) by 130 runsRoot’s inspired 228 keeps England in command Contact Tim on email or on Twitter 4.44pm GMT The third day of this Test belonged firmly to Sri Lanka, who managed to induce an England collapse and t…

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‘It’s great to have him back’: England eye Moeen Ali return after Covid-19

All-rounder with team in Sri Lanka but doubtful for next Test‘We all know what an awesome player he is,’ says Sam CurranMoeen Ali will finally begin readying himself for a potential return to Test cricket after being cleared of Covid-19 and emerging fr…

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Joe Root is smiling again and shows he can get better still for England | Andy Bull

The England captain’s superb double hundred in Galle brought back memories of his first Test eight years ago – and there is more to comeIt’s 13 December 2012, it’s midway through the afternoon on the first day of the fourth Test in Nagpur, and England …

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Joe Root’s inspired 228 keeps England in command before rally from Sri Lanka

Day three: Sri Lanka 135 and 156-2; England 421Lahiru Thirimanne is 76 not out with hosts 130 behindJoe Root completed a masterful double century to keep England in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka, but the hosts responded with some belated …

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Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the third day in GalleAustralia v India: fourth Test, day two – live!Get in touch! Email Rob with your thoughts 5.25am GMT 108th over: England 384-7 (Root 208, Leach 0) Root had a great first summer as England captain, when he…

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Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the third day in GalleAustralia v India: fourth Test, day two – live!Get in touch! Email Rob with your thoughts 5.25am GMT 108th over: England 384-7 (Root 208, Leach 0) Root had a great first summer as England captain, when he…